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Discover the latest news for the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr Foundation.

April 13, 2017

Wilson Foundation grant impacting area children

The $1.8 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation was presented to Help Me Grow Western New York, an organization launched in 2011 by the Health Foundation of Western New York with more than 40 partner agencies, including Niagara University’s College of Education, to create an umbrella of access to the multitude of […]

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November 1, 2016

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to Begin Grantmaking

The foundation created by the late Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., longtime owner of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills franchise, plans to dedicate more than $1.2 billion over the next twenty years to “sustained investment in the quality of life of the people of western New York and southeastern Michigan,” the Buffalo News reports.

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November 1, 2016

Newer private foundations look beyond the numbers

These organizations want to discuss gaps and goals, not just dollars and cents.

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November 1, 2016

The Wilson Foundation will have a colossal impact on Western New York

The late Ralph C. Wilson Jr. left hundreds of millions of dollars to Western New York. His enormous generosity will have a meaningful impact on the lives of many of the region’s most vulnerable citizens.

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November 1, 2016

Funders provide $6.2M Early Childhood Head Start

Total investment increases to over $11 million over five years and expands geographic reach.

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October 2, 2016

Beautiful dilemma: Give $1.2B to worthy causes in 20 years or less

Imagine you have $1 billion to give away to worthy causes in a limited amount of time. What do you do? That’s the beautiful dilemma facing Detroit’s newest charitable foundation.

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